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Get Pregnant After Depo-Provera: How Long?

on Aug 19, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Get Pregnant After Depo-Provera: How Long?

How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera? For women who use Depo as a form of contraception, find out how long it takes to get pregnant after stopping the injections.

Depo-Provera is a popular form of birth control, given in a shot form, once every 3 months. One of the benefits of Depo-Provera is that you only get the injections four times a year, making it much easier to remember than taking a pill every day. Depo-Provera is also usually tolerated very well by patients who can not take oral birth control pills for a number of reasons. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is Depo-Provera?

Depo-Provera works by preventing the formation of uterine linings, therefore preventing regular menstruation. While this is a great thing when you are trying to prevent pregnancy, when you decide it is time to start a family, it could cause a few issues. Since Depo-Provera is administered in a shot form once every three months, it’s effects are much more long-lasting than an oral pill. The shot form takes longer to wear off and can stay inside your body for a longer amount of time.

Common side effects

Many women who take Depo-Provera for an extended amount of time stop having periods all together. Since a missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, this can be a real problem for women who are trying to start a family. Depo-Provera can make it very hard to calculate when you will be ovulating, and therefore harder to know when you will get pregnant. The effects of one Depo-Provera shot can last up to eight months after the shot is administered, which is much longer than what most people would think. You will not begin ovulating again until the Depo-Provera shot is fully out of your system.

How long to get pregnant?

After stopping Depo-Provera, it can take an average of four to ten months to get pregnant. It will take up to two years from the date of your last Depo-Provera shot for your chances of getting pregnant to get back to that of a woman who has never had the shot. So, basically, four months after stopping the shot, your chances will start to increase, and it can take up to two years for your chance of getting pregnant to be at the same level as it was pre-Depo. Something to remember is that the amount of time you have been taking the Depo Provera shot does not affect how long it will take you to get pregnant after going off of the shot. If you only have taken one shot, the effects can last as long as someone who has taken the shot for years.

The bottom line

Usually Depo-Provera is a better choice for women who do not wish to become pregnant anytime soon. If you think that you might want to become pregnant soon, the contraceptive pill might be a better choice for you. If you know that you do not want to become pregnant for several years, Depo-Provera is a good choice. Just remember that getting pregnant after going off of the Depo-Provera shot may require some extra patience, since it might take longer than expected.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • ms.B

    Ive been off depo for a year and 2 months. me and my husband are tyring to concieve. I have been having regulary cycles since my last shot up until now I had one in september for 3 day nothin in november and 1 n december. Ive had all the pregnancy symptoms but negative tests. What can I do to increase the chances of becoming pregnant very soon.

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  • marjorie

    The first time I was on the shot I did not have a period for nine months the second time which was years later after a couple kids I got pregnent the same month I stopped taking the shot and my question is if my shot is due the 9th but I dont get it until the tenth should I be concerend at all or am I most likely fine?

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  • Mary

    Hi, I’m 26 years old. I just started the depovera shot. I just had my last period for the month October-November. It been about two since my mensus and I’ve been experiencing light bleeding? I was wondering why? And for how long?

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  • Mary

    * two weeks.

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  • Sharica L AndrewMcgee

    I am newly wed and i have been off depo for 2 years and 5 months and we are trying to conceive. i was on depo for 10 years before getting off…. Is it possible that the meds is still leaving or do i need to see a fertility doctor.

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  • breezy martinez

    Ive Taken The Shot Twice And Want To Get Pregnant My Next Shot Is Due The End Of January How Long Will It Take For Me To Get Pregnant?

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  • 6612mkp

    My boyfriend and I are trying to have a child, I’ve had about 4 or 5 shots. I want to have a child as soon as I possibly can and I’m worried the amount of time will be to long. Are there any home remedies or ANYTHING that can help get it out of your system? Please help.

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  • 6612mkp

    What is this pill called?

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  • lashae

    i have hope now ..thanks

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  • tomika

    How long after the shot can I become pregnant

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  • Tiffany

    I too have been off the depo for nearly 21 months and still no luck, but I also have an irregular period, which I think may have something to do with it. I really didn’t think the shot would have this long of an effect, but not having any periods for a few months is kinda nice, but when it comes, its all those days bunched, :( ,however after reading a few posts, I am still hopeful, so hang in there

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  • jordan abd wes

    I can see light at the end of this stressful tunnel.. my last depo shot was in june of 2011. Ive never have a regular cycle. But after depo it got worse. I couldnt tell you the last time i had a period before june of 2013. Which would be two years after my last shot. All these comments are giving me hope. My husband and i have been together for a total of three years. I can count on one hand how many times a condom has been involved in our sex life. There for about a year we used the pull out method, but that doesnt really save you from anything. For probably the past year weve been trying to get pregnant with our first child.. i never thought id have a problem getting pregnant. And never thought itd be this hard. Here lately ive been thinking something is seriously wrong.. that depo shot really messed me up. Im never gonna be a mom… which is the one thing ive always wanted to be.. these comments have made me one realize im not the only one. Two that something isnt wrong with me. And three given me and my husband hope that we havea better chance at being parents than we thought.. im going to try concieve easy. My order is on its way. My husband is currently in basic training for the U.S. Army. Please keep your fingers crossed that we end up preggers soon, were both extremely ready to be called Mommy & Daddy<3

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  • whitneysmith

    I only got the bepo after I had my daughter n Nev got the shot again so how long will it take for me to have any more kids

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  • bri

    I been off the depo shot for about 1 year and 3 months now. No periods have came and I’m wanting to get pregnant. No luck! What should I do?

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  • 86ksk28

    I have been off and on the depo shot for 10 years now and never missed a shot til now, My shot was Due November 25,2013 and I still have not had any bleeding, spotting, but cramps and sore nipples. I have taken two pregnancy test and both came out negative. Just wondering if this is normal or should I make a appointment with my dr?

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  • Beware

    I was on the Depo Shot for many many years. I came off of the shot roughly 8 months ago. I had a positive pregnancy test at the begining of this month. At 4 weeks i was diagnosed as Ectopic Pregnancy. I had to undergo surgery to save my life. I had less than 48 hours to live from internal bleeding due to a rupturing fallopian tube. I have been researching and Depo use has a risk of causing Ectopic Pregnancy. My advice to anyone reading this is to stop taking Depo well in advance from when you want to concieve. Give yourself as much time as you can to clear it fully from your body. If you have the time to wait, do it. Once you have one Ectopic Pregnancy, you are at higher risk of having another one. It damages your fallopian tube and could cause you to lose a fallopian tube all together. I now have to wait another 6 months to even try again, at minimal. Wait the first time so you don have to wait a lifetime.

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  • Keisha

    i have taking the injection from october 2012 how long would it take me to get pregnant?
    i have stopped taken it from september 2013, and my next shot due december 4, 2013.

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  • young ndtroubled

    I’m 17 I slipped into a severe depression after I did my research and realized so many women have miscrriiages after depo I’m very afraid of concierge being in the future because of this please help m.e

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  • jmc600

    I was getting shot for the last 3 years and always started to spot when it was time for my next shot. Now that I have been off of it for four months (last shot was almost 7 months ago), I STILL haven’t gotten my period or even spotted.

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  • Chyanne

    Hey i have took depo One time and i missed my depo date because i am tryin to Get pregnant Also do u have any ideas How long Will It take me to Get pregnant my lást depo Was for january 22 nd n i missed n my first depo Was in november

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  • sambo

    I had my last injection jan13 now feb14 and still not pregnant? I have been having periods since aug13 but still not regular in that its not the same time between each one? Any advise or help

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  • sarah atkinson.

    Well I had four injections over a year and every time that I had one, I shook uncontrollably and came off it. This was during 2002, by 2008 I became pregnant and had a ectopic pregnancy. So I do think that the Depo injection caused this.

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  • JayyyP

    I was on the depo shot & made it to my third one but quit because the whole time I was spotting nonstop! I took my last shot in November & I am still spotting. Is there anything I can do to stop it?

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  • Ray Hawkins

    I got my depo sept 29th didnt go back just had unprotected sex last week could i be pregnant

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  • ms.virgo920

    I stopped taking my shot in September 2013 but have been on it since September 2012 after i had my last son….since November my youngest sons father have been havin unprotected sex…what are the chances of me being/getting pregnant….

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  • kaitlin

    I would like an opinion. I have been off of depo shot for 10 months. Ever since I came off of it I have always had a period every month sometimes more than one but my last period I only had one that month and I’m past due for my next one I’m 5 days late. Do you think it could be pregnancy?

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  • lenabhoo92

    HHi I have been on the depo shot for like four years. And now would like to have a baby it has been like 5mouths scenic Ihave had. My shot I have had a period for four mouths out of the five I have ha a period. how long would I have to wait to get pregnant?

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  • chelsey

    i last got my depo shot in november of this year ive been on for a year now i wanna get pregnant so i stopped so how long will it take to wear off. i was hoping to get pregnant this year please help thanks.

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  • curiosity

    I have a friend who stopped her Depo shot. She got her period in January, but hasn’t since. She started feeling nauseous, tired and noticed her appetite has changed starting 11 days ago. She’s also complained of hips being sore, thirsty. She’s taken a pregnancy test since she’s had no period since January. They come back negative. Could she be pregnant and testing to early? Or symptoms of coming off the shot?

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  • helen

    I bein off the depo shot now for 1 year n 10 months how much longer before i can get pregnant

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  • Notreadyyet

    I have gotten the shot 3 time, last one was in December, and I’m due for my next one in a week. I have continued to get my period and it lasts a while and was pretty heavy. I want to get pregnant with my husband but not too soon. Am I able to get pregnant since its been 3 months since my last shot? Or is it 3 months after the next time I’m supposed to get my shot?

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  • tzwetz

    My last injection was on 10-28-13 and it is now 3-10-14 and still no period and no positive preg test. Took the shot for exactly a year. What do I do or what to expect before I get pregnant? Do I have to have a normal period before I can conceive?

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  • keyonna

    I was on the depo provera on December 11,2013 and my next scheduled was on feb-26 Thur mar-12 but I did not go …I had sex on march 14 and 15 I want go I can be pregnancy now or is this snot still in my body

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  • yolandi

    Hi I’ve been using depo for 3years and contraception pills for six months I’ve had unprotected sex recently what are the chances of me getting pregnant ?

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  • stacy

    I’ve been on depo will be 7 yes in Aug but stopped taking it I would’ve went an got it on 25. How long would it take me to get preg.

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  • shannon

    Hello iv been off the depo for nearly 2 years now. My periods have been completely notmal for just over a year and still I have not been able to get pregnant. Please help me understand this x

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  • ANNAMARIE

    HI I HAVE MY DEPO INJECTION LAST YEAR OCTOBER 2013 AND I DIDDENT I SUPOST TO GO BACK ON JANUARY THS YEAR BUT I DIDDENT GO SO WHEN CNE I SUSPECT MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE TO BE BACK I ONLY USED IT ONES

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  • disqus_LH1Sr1j6mK

    I have been off depo for 23 months i have reg periods and been trying to conceive 22 months but no luck yet any help is appreciated

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  • raven

    I have been off the depo for 8 months now and I still am not pregnant what can I do

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  • Zianne

    I was on depo for 5 years…I stopped taking the shot in March of 2013…. I have been trying to get pregnant but I won’t stop bleeding. .. and the doctor’s only want to give me more birth control to stop the bleeding. . I’m starting to lose hope… help!!

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  • cynthia

    hey my name is Cynthia I have been taking the shot for about too years now my last shot was in June of last month I have been doing a little spotting lately could I be pregnant how long does it take for it to actually get out of your system.

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  • Goddess Monroe

    I was on depo for about four or five years and it worked great. but not im getting married an my fiance’ wants a baby. we have been trying for about a year and 6 months and i don’t know what else to do. I have a period every month but not on the same day. I really need you answers to tell me what i should do about this. Are there pills i need to take or methods that i could try. But to be honest i always have abnormal papsmears and i think i was diagnosed with PID. In the past i ha chlamydea and trichomoniasis but i got both of them treated very fast. i really dont know what to do and it is becoming very stressful to me were i wont have sex and i keep putting off our wedding. Can you please help me!?!?1

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